The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her... show more
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.
But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.
Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.
But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.
Publish date: 2015-08
Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Wayfarers (#1)
I got my latest read, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet as a gift, and had a great time reading it. The first novel from Becky Chambers, it follows a young woman named Rosemary as she joins the crew of a tunneling ship (basically they make shortcuts through space) as they get a big contract tha...
I loved this book. Like much great science fiction, it's teachy preachy, but in a good way. There's no "look how great humans are" stuff like in Star Trek or Doctor Who. Different species have different flaws and strengths. The book is very character driven, with the plot serving as the pretext f...
I loved this sci-fi book. For a self-pub, it’s surprisingly well written: no grammar glitches, no typos. The writing flows smoothly and beautifully, and the story is wonderful, if episodic. Some episodes are happy, almost sugary. Others are full of danger and challenge for one or more of the crew of...
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is easily one of the most feel-good books I've read in a while. Put it this way: I think if Kaylee decided to rewrite a cross between Firefly and TNG, this book might be the result. There really aren't any bad guys; just people with problems, each of which is bo...
My favorite part of Game of Thrones (tv version) is Sam and Gilly wandering about Westeros being kind to each other. This book is the wandering misfit spaceship crew version of that. Just people from different cultures approaching being in each others' company for the long hall with respect and when...